Thought of the Day – Triple Threat Matches Are The Most Overused Matches Ever

This occurred to me when I was watching Survivor Series 2009 which had two triple threats for the world titles.  I did a little looking and found this:Starting in 1999, here are the amount of American PPVs which had a triple threat match on the card (not fourways or higher mind you.  Just triple threats):

 

2012 – 4/10

2011 – 4/13

2010 – 3/13

2009 – 7/14

2008 – 5/14

2007 – 5/15

2006 – 4/16

2005 – 4/15

2004 – 4/14

2003 – 4/12

2002 – 4/13

2001 – 5/12

2000 – 4/12

1999 – 4/11

Think about that for a minute.  Every year since 1999, there has been at least three PPVs with a triple threat match on the card.  That’s a minimum average of one out of every four months.  Can you imagine if this was any other kind of gimmick match?  Can you imagine having a ladder match on four PPVs a year?  It would get old fast.  This isn’t factoring in all of the TV triple threats you get also.  No gimmick is done this much and it’s very tiring.  Look at 2009: HALF of the PPVs that year had a triple threat match.  That’s ridiculous.

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